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Opinion: On Banks and Foreign Policy, Ron Paul is Right

Monday, October 15, 2012

It’s a pity the mainstream media and the leadership of both big parties cast ideas such as Paul’s and Nader’s as having come from of the lunatic fringe.

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Opinion: In Iowa, Campaigns Tailor Messages for Swing Voters

Monday, September 10, 2012

Now that the conventions are over, both campaigns will pivot to the swing states where they still need to make the case to crucial undecided voters. In my home state of Iowa, the campaigns are turning up the heat over every eligible pocket of the state.

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RNC Dispatch: Why Romney Will Pay for Snubbing Ron Paul

Monday, September 03, 2012

I really do think there is a chance that this garbage will cost Romney 2-3 points. Not to Obama, but to Gary Johnson.

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RNC Dispatch: For a GOP Insider, Convention a High School Reunion

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I spied Herman Cain in the media filing center with a larger entourage of staff/hangers on than S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley who passed by going in the opposite direction?

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RNC Day 3: Can Paul Ryan Deliver? Chat Transcript

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Watch the live convention stream with us tonight as Rep. Paul Ryan, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Sen. John McCain, and Rep. Rand Paul are scheduled to address day three of the GOP convention from Tampa, Florida. See the complete schedule below, and join us at 7pm right here to chat live!

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RNC Dispatch: Ann Romney v. Chris Christie on GOP's Softer Side

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Like a blunt instrument, Christie smashed around without much precision and with a lot of pounding. And one of the recipients of that pounding was Ann Romney's whole message.

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Meet the Delegates: Ron Paul Supporters

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Two hundred and eighty-six delegates have traveled to Tampa, Florida for the Republican National Convention, and last night those delegates chose the next Republican nominee for president. The Takeaway set out to meet some of these delegates and hear their stories.

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NY Rep. Bob Turner Lone Republican to Vote Against 'Audit the Fed'

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

By an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 327 – 98, the House of Representatives approved Ron Paul’s “Audit the Fed” bill Wednesday afternoon.

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In Iowa, Undecided Voters Are Disappointed in Obama But Can't Commit to Romney

Monday, July 23, 2012

President Barack Obama won Iowa in 2008 by nine percentage points, but his support here is softening as his approval rating and favor with independent voters has dipped. 

The disappointed Iowa voters I met, though, aren't convinced that Mitt Romney is a viable alternative, particularly because of his wealth and his failure in their eyes to adequately address the struggling middle class.

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Explainer: What the Ron Paul Campaign Needs to Stay Alive

Friday, July 13, 2012

There's still a reason to talk about Ron Paul, and it has to do with whether or not he'll be allowed to talk at the Republican National Convention next month.

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Opinion: Party Loyalty is Overrated

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The American political system was constructed and remains a machine designed to slow down - not expedite - policy.

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Track: New York Primary Returns

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney won the New York primary with 63 percent of the vote. But as expected, turnout was low - Romney won with 100,000 votes statewide out of 160,000 votes cast in total. 

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Opinion: Now What Happens to Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The suspension of Santorum’s campaign has been correctly declared to be the start of the national election campaign pitting Mitt Romney against Barack Obama. But, there will be a strong sideshow inside the Republican Party as the various characters and factions especially Rick Santorum try to position themselves for the next seven months.

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The Takeaway

Campaign Expenses: Like Poetry?

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Yesterday on the show, ProPublica reporter Kim Barker said that going through Ron Paul's expenses was "like poetry." "I really just saw it like a way to track what it's like to campaign," Barker said. The thousands of lines of expenses in the Federal Election Commission filing from the Ron Paul campaign include everything: iTunes music, FedEx mailings, Salvation Army supplies, travel tolls, party rentals, and meals at places called Smash Burger and Thai Flavors. Today we're talking about election year poetry: seeing truth and beauty from the tiny details of a campaign's mundane expenses.

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Opinion: Welcome to the Endless Campaign Season

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

The American political process has become a “permanent election.” After we hold an election, all the candidates have to begin raising money for the next election years down the road, and there is no longer any respite from the endless advertisements, snarkiness and hot air emanating from the punsters.

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The Takeaway

What Does Transparency Tell Us About a Presidential Campaign?

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

All presidential campaigns have to report expenditures of $200 or more, and they'll all throw in some token small stuff, but no one takes campaign finance disclosures more seriously than the campaign of Texas Congressman Ron Paul. Every bank fee, refueling, and purchase of morning coffee is reported in the Paul campaign's FEC reports. How do the other major candidates compare to the Paul campaign? Kim Barker, reporter for ProPublica, explains what a campaign's transparency tells us about the candidate.

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The Mitt Romney Inevitability Playlist

Friday, March 30, 2012

George H.W. Bush quoted Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler" when suggesting that the not-Romneys drop out. Here are several other songs that the Romney camp could use as exit music for the other candidates.

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Most Memorable GOP Debate Moment | And the Winner is...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

After two weeks of intense competition, It's a Free Country readers have settled on the most memorable GOP debate moment of the 2012 campaign.

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Championship | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It's all come down to this. After two weeks of voting, it's between Rick Perry's "Oops" and the booing of a gay soldier for most memorable moment of the 2012 GOP debates.

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Final Four)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Only four debate moments remain, and today they battle it out for a spot in tomorrow's championship match-up.

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